- By TVweb | Jul 23, 2012
Jack Crawford is the agent-in-charge of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit that is in charge of finding the cannibalistic Hannibal Lecter. The character was previously played by Dennis Farina in Manhunter, Scott Glenn in Silence of the Lambs, and Harvey Keitel in Red Dragon. This series, set in modern day, examines the relationship between FBI agent Will Graham and his mentor, Hannibal Lecter, before the good doctor's murderous exploits are uncovered.
Bryan Fuller wrote the pilot script and will executive produce, with David Slade directing the first episode. NBC made the rare move of ordering a 13-episode season, without seeing a pilot episode first. The network is eyeing a midseason debut for the new series.